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The new 'TRON: Legacy' trailer is epic!

Geeks, rejoice! Disney unveiled the trailer for their hotly anticipated reboot/sequel TRON: Legacy at Comic-Con today, and let me tell you, it looks awesome. Not only do we get to see more of the light saber-esque motorcycle trails, glow-in-the-dark techno Frisbees, and sleek grid-filled sets, but the clip sets up the central relationship between father and son that TRON: Legacy will explore. I’ve been watching the dazzling trailer over and over again, and while I could keep having a nerd overload at my desk for another hour, I’d rather you get the chance to see it, too:

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Awesome, right? It reminds me of last year’s perfectly cut Star Trek trailer. It’s got everything: the slow build, the dramatic character set-up, the focus on relationship, and then WHOA! WHAT? HOLY CRAP! effects sequences and fight scenes. Between the upside-down battle that had shades of Inception, the pixel-producing impaling, Jeff Bridges’ worried composure, and the intriguing lookalike father/villain, the clip’s got enough to keep fanboys salivating for days, and, probably, months. I was already sold on TRON: Legacy after the stylish teaser trailer, but it’s nice to see that this blockbuster is trying to be more than the typical, dumb-and-proud-of-it video game movie.

Disney also showed about eight minutes of footage to the crowds at Comic-Con, who greeted everything they saw with huge enthusiasm, according to EW’s own Josh Rottenberg. But what about you, PopWatchers? Are you just as enthusiastic? Do you think TRON: Legacy looks like an adventure you want to go on?

Originally posted July 22 2010 — 5:40 PM EDT

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